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Say Anything

‘Say Anything: Part 2’

Ned Lamont’s campaign has put together a few clever videos juxtaposing the classic John Cusack movie “Say Anything” with Joe Lieberman’s “Say Anything” approach toward getting reelected.

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Warring Over the Heart of the Party

Democrats must transcend all their intraparty squabbles over the war in Iraq and focus on the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


John Kerry

John Kerry on Lieberman-Cheney Love Connection

John Kerry went on “This Week” Sunday to blast Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman’s stance on the war.  Referring to primary voters, Kerry said: “they’re not Dean Democrats, they’re not Kerry Democrats, they’re not Lamont Democrats—they’re Democrats.”

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert: Why Is Bush Running Away From Lamont?s Opponent?

Stephen Colbert wonders if Bush is refusing to endorse Ned Lamont?s Republican opponent in the Conn. Senate race because the president is so toxic these days. But Colbert also has another theory…

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The Pols Who Cried Wolf

“The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered, there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these over-hyped ‘plots.’ ”

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Darth Cheney
From Daniel Kurtzman

Is Dick Cheney a Sith Lord?

That’s the undertone of Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin’s article about the widespread criticism of Dick Cheney’s suggestion that those who voted for Ned Lamont are aiding and abetting terrorists. Froomkin: “Cheney ... may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria.”

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Ned Lamont
From the AP

A Vast Right- and Indie-Wing Conspiracy?

After Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman both said that Ned Lamont’s Senate primary victory counted as a win for the terrorists, Lamont told the AP, “It surprised me ... it seemed almost orchestrated.”
We were going to headline this “A Vast Right- and Left-Wing Conspiracy,” but couldn’t—now that Lieberman has given the middle finger to the left.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Russ Feingold
From ABC News

Feingold: Lieberman ‘Doesn’t Get It’

The hard-charging senator from Wisconsin swatted down Sen. Joe Lieberman’s claim that pulling out of Iraq would only embolden future would-be plane-bombing terrorists: ?Joe is showing with that regrettable statement that he doesn?t get it. He doesn?t get it.”

Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: War Critics Are Mainstream, Not Fringe

If more than half of the public supports withdrawal from Iraq, and nearly two-thirds disapproves of the president and his policy, isn’t that the “mainstream” position?

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


Lieberman Seeks to Exploit Terror News for Political Gain

Sen. Joe Lieberman seized upon news of the foiled British plane bombers to say that a victory for his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, in November would constitute a victory for the terrorists.

  • You know, when John at AMERICAblog asked who was going to be the first one to exploit this situation for political gain, he thought it would at least be a Republican….

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


  • Daily Show

    Stewart Skewers Joe ?Loserman?

    The “Daily Show” opened Wednesday with coverage of Ned Lamont?s victory over the man Jon Stewart referred to as ?Joe Loserman.?  After playing a clip of Lieberman?s concession speech where the senator said the game was only half over, and the Lamont team was just ahead, Stewart shot back, ?Perhaps I could, uh, offer my own, uh, sports comparison, if you will.  There was a game, and you lost.?

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Matt Lauer and Joe Lieberman

    Lauer to Lieberman: Haven’t the Voters Spoken?

    Matt Lauer tells the senator that many Dems think Lieberman is putting his own ambitions ahead of the good of the party. Lieberman’s response: Parties are the problem. But Lauer doesn’t let him off that easy….

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Rove and Lieberman
    Left: ftd.de; right: hillnews.com

    Stephanopoulos: Rove Wants to Help Lieberman

    The ABC News host reports: “According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President’s political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: ‘The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do.’ ”
    Quelle surprise….

  • Also, top Senate Dems Schumer, Reid and Dodd throw their support to Lamont (but stop short of calling on Lieberman to drop his independent bid).

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont victory speech
    From Crooks and Liars

    Lamont’s Victory Lap

  • Ned’s victory speech / transcript
  • Lieberman’s speech / transcript
  • Charting Lieberman’s downfall
  • Video clip bonanza at PoliticsTV
  • NYT Editorial: Revenge of the “irate moderates”
  • The Nation on Lamont’s “Digital Constituency”

  • Read Truthdig’s interview with Lamont

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont Wins, Lieberman Spites Dems, Vows Independent Run

    Riding a fierce antiwar message, Ned Lamont came out of nowhere to defeat a three-term senator, capturing 52% of the vote to Lieberman’s 48%.
    (much more after the jump and more video links here)

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Kos: Why Lieberman Website Crashed

    Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont’s campaign Tuesday morning—with no evidence—of attacking and bringing down Lieberman’s website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman’s $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader “publius” for the link.)
    Check out Lieberman’s unfounded accusations
    What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Lieberman’s Last Stand: Scare Tactics

    With mere hours to go before the Connecticut primary vote, Sen. Joe Lieberman said a victory for challenger Ned Lamont would send a message to the country: ?In the Democratic Party, there?s no room for strong-on-security Dems.?
    Actually, a victory for Lamont would send a message that there’s no room in the party for Dems who coddle President Bush as he exploits the so-called war on terror to launch imperialist misadventures.

    Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Lieberman and Lamont
    AP /Bob Child

    Trailing Lamont, Lieberman Spins Furiously

    Down in the polls against challenger Ned Lamont, and with under 24 hours to go before the U.S. Senate primary in Connecticut, Sen. Joe Lieberman tried to distance himself from Bush. You’ll love how he tried to spin his infamous career-killing line, “In matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril.”

  • Check out Truthdig’s interview with Lamont

  • Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Quote of the Week

    This quote, made in the context of the Lamont-Lieberman Connecticut Senate race, tells you everything you need to know about the degree to which special interests have their hooks into Lieberman.

  • The good news, however, is that the polls show that the public is recognizing the truth about Lieberman.
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    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: Lamont 54%, Lieberman 41%

    With only five days to go before their Aug. 8 Democratic primary, the political novice has opened up a commanding lead on the three-term senator from Connecticut. (Even with the 3% margin of error, Lamont is dusting his opponent.) h/t: Huff Po

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont

    Colbert to Lamont: ‘You’re Rich ... Why Aren’t You a Republican?’

    Connecticut Senate challenger Ned Lamont told Stephen Colbert that he became a Democrat to fight Richard Nixon at age 18, and he’s still fighting a Democratic battle against Nixon’s heir in the White House today. Lamont: “I think George Bush is driving this country into a ditch, and if Joe Lieberman won’t challenge him, I will.”

    Posted on Aug 1, 2006 READ MORE


    N.Y. Times Endorses Lamont

    Giving the nod to Ned Lamont in the upcoming Conn. Senate primary, the paper’s editorial board railed against Sen. Joe Lieberman’s “warped version of bipartisanship, in which the never-ending war on terror becomes an excuse for silence and inaction.”

    Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont in a Dead Heat With Lieberman

    Connecticut businessman and teacher Ned Lamont has pulled into a dead heat with Sen. Joe Lieberman, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
    That is unbelievable momentum, and should erase any doubt about Lamont’s viability.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: In Politics, Comedy and Tragedy

    George Bush at the G8, Katherine Harris in Florida,  Joe Lieberman in Connecticut, Ralph Reed in Georgia, and good old Tom DeLay in the grand state of Texas ...  so bad they’re almost funny.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Circles the Bush & Lieberman Love Nest

    Stephen Colbert focuses in on the kiss that President Bush planted on the cheek of Sen. Joe Lieberman, and muses: “You know, Mr. Bush has such soft hands. I can only imagine what his lips are like.”
    (full transcript: Enigmatic Paradox)

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush and Lieberman

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    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Sen. Lieberman Literally in Bed With Drug Lobby

    The senator who would lecture us on ethics drafted a bill in 2005 that made generous giveaways to pharmaceutical companies—one month after his wife went to work in the pharmaceuticals division of a major lobbying and PR firm.

    Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: The Lieberman-Lamont Litmus Test

    Is Ned Lamont running a one-issue campaign against Conn. Sen. Joe Lieberman? Perhaps. But can you think of any one issue more important than the one in question?

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Lieberman
    From manifoldreality.org

    Lieberman to Conn. Voters: Drop Dead!

    Well, we knew this was coming, but now it’s official: Sen. Joe Lieberman has created a new political party that he will use to appear on the November ballot if he loses the Democratic primary in August.

  • As such a move would amount to sticking his thumb in the eye of Conn. voters, the name of his new political party is deliciously ironic: Connecticut for Lieberman.

  • Maybe he should have picked something more representative of his backing: Lieberman for Lieberman

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


  • Ned to Joe

    Lamont Fends Off Lieberman With Fox News Sword

    Cute moment in Thursday’s debate in Connecticut’s Dem. Senate primary race: Sen. Lieberman tried to interrupt challenger Ned Lamont and Lamont silenced him by saying “...this isn’t Fox News, sir.”

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman
    From spazeboy.net

    Lieberman’s Internet Outreach: So Web 1.0 It’s Frightening

    Want to see everything you need to know about how hopelessly out of touch Sen. Joe Lieberman is with the next generation of voters? Check out his campaign website, then check out the site of challenger Ned Lamont:

  • Immediately after the candidates’ Thursday night debate, Lamont’s site was jam-packed with video highlights, media reactions, blogger coverage and fact-checked responses to Lieberman’s charges. Lieberman’s site, however, barely even mentions the debates; there’s nary a blog; and his “news” page hasn’t been updated since Monday. (Update: 12 hours after the debate, the campaign posted a few paragraphs—but that’s it.) It’s such a tone-deaf approach you have to wonder who’s minding the shop over there.

  • Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont and Lieberman
    From spazeboy.net

    Lamont and Lieberman Go Toe to Toe in Debate

    Conn. businessman Ned Lamont, who in the polls is closing in fast on Joe Lieberman, forced the three-term senator in a debate Thursday night to defend his strong support for President Bush over the Iraq war, in addition to charging that Lieberman has made his bed in Congress with lobbyists and special interest groups.
    A few elbows were thrown.

  • Video highlights
  • Individual video clips of each exchange
  • MSNBC Host: Lieberman used GOP talking points (he even channeled Reagan).
  • Lamont blog with media reactions, fact-checking and blogger coverage
  • Point of interest: One of the main blogs featured on Lamont’s site is My Left Nutmeg.
  • President Bush (interviewed before the debate) on Lieberman
  • Truthdig’s interview with Lamont
  • UPDATE #1: Blogger Enigmatic Paradox gives the debate to Lamont, but not for the reason you’d expect….

  • Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Kos: Lieberman Campaign Comes Unhinged Over Ad

    Markos gets a huge laugh out of Sen. Lieberman’s response to challenger Ned Lamont’s latest campaign ad. (The ad Kos links to—which The Hotline called potentially “legendary”—is a must-see.)

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Lieberman
    From Newsweek

    Newsweek: Lieberman Very Vulnerable to Lamont Bid

    Newsweek says that pro-war Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) “stands a good chance of losing his August primary thanks to heavy blogger backing of his opponent, Ned Lamont.”

  • Support Ned!
  • Check out the Lamont-Truthdig interview

  • Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont Seen as ‘Serious’ Challenger to Lieberman

    A key Democratic Party opinion-maker says this about Ned Lamont, who is challenging Joe Lieberman for a Conn. Senate seat: “He’s intelligent. He’s accomplished. There are no personal warts. He teaches in the Bridgeport public schools. How many people of his pedigree and background go do that?”

  • Earlier: See Lamont’s Truthdig interview.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


  • Paul Krugman: A Bad Day for Joe Lieberman

    The N.Y. Times columnist writes that the Connecticut senator is in trouble, as evidenced by neophyte challenger Ned Lamont’s strong showing at the state Democratic Party’s nomination convention. Lieberman’s problem: He consistently parrots GOP talking points and has fallen out of touch with Connecticut voters.

  • Check out Ned Lamont’s Truthdig interview
  •  

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Nedrenaline!

    Ned Lamont’s bid to capture Joe Lieberman’s Connecticut Senate seat took a quantum leap this week when Lamont captured enough convention votes to force a primary against Lieberman. Jane at FDL has a great roundup of what the establishment is saying about Ned.

    Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Danger, Joe Lieberman: Lamont Coasts Into Primary

    Ned Lamont, the neophyte antiwar Democrat who is challenging Sen. Joe Lieberman for his seat in Conn., easily garnered enough votes to force a primary with Lieberman—who is Bush’s favorite Democrat.
    This is a big deal. Lieberman is in trouble. If you want to learn more about Lamont, check out the Truthdig interview.

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont
    From the YaleDailyNews.com

    Ned Lamont, Insurgent

    The political neophyte at the center of the country’s most-watched Senate primary race says it’s the mainstream media that trivialize campaigns, while the blogs dig into issues. Read the exclusive Truthdig interview.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont
    From nedlamont.com

    Ned Lamont: The Truthdig Interview

    The wealthy cable entrepreneur and darling of the progressive blogosphere discusses his antiwar primary challenge against Connecticut’s pro-war Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman. “The state party brass, they don’t like primaries. Competition is a little unsettling to them.”

    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Dr. Evil and Joe Lieberman
    From crooksandliars.com (Illustration: Blair Golson)

    Anger at Lieberman Turns ‘Evil’

    Sen. Joe Lieberman, the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, shushed an unhappy crowd so many times at a recent appearance that it reminded a blogger of a certain infamous “shusher.” (video)

    Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE


    New Lobbying Law Falls Short on Reform

    The bill, which passed 90 to 8, requires lobbyists to disclose more information about their interactions with lawmakers, but there’s little increase in the enforcement of ethics laws.

    Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


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